Awesome Garlic Cauliflower Mash

For those foregoing a lot of starch in their diet but missing some mashed potatoes, I have the recipe for you!

Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Awesome Garlic Cauliflower Mash

My wife and I make this and use it as a side dish or as part of the meal (such as lower-carb Sheppard’s pie). These are pretty easy to make (I make them after-all) and taste pretty great. My in-laws thought they tasted exactly like mashed potatoes. I think they do as well.


  • 1 Medium/Large head Cauliflower
  • 3/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 3.5 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Prep Cauliflower (take off stem and break into chunks… florets)
  • Bring pot of water to a boil and place in cauliflower florets
  • Let boil for ~6 minutes or until fork tender (It is almost always 6 minutes for me)
  • While cauliflower is boiling, add other ingredients to a large bowl (minus salt and pepper).
  • Drain Cauliflower and pat dry (typically lay some paper towels on counter, place cauliflower and then pat dry with more paper towels)
  • Place in bowl with the other ingredients and mix with hand mixer, hand emulsion blender
    • If you have a Vitamix you can mix everything with variable speed 3-4.
  • Mix until desired consistency and add salt and pepper to taste.


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